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    • Sep 14, 2017

    Embrace IoT living through the gateway of electronic door locks

    In the journey to embrace the new world of the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses and families are feeling more confident about securing their properties through the cloud. Electronic door locks (e-locks) are just the portal into a new age of IoT living. Locks and keys have been around for centuries, and it’s time to evolve to a higher...
    • Sep 7, 2017

    Building a connected HVAC demo with Exosite’s Murano IoT platform

    From device-to-cloud connectivity to end-user experience, Exosite and TI help companies build solid foundations for Internet of Things (IoT) products they can use over and over again. Designed for demanding IoT applications, Exosite’s Murano enterprise IoT platform enables you to include device connectivity , application development and integrations...
    • Jul 26, 2017

    Wireless smoke alarm design using SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz MCUs

    Smoke alarms are critical devices used universally to help detect fires and save lives. They sense smoke and assist in building evacuations using sirens. Traditionally, smoke alarms are wired systems; however, wireless connected smoke alarms are beco...
    • Jul 19, 2017

    Designing a building security system with the Sub-1 GHz sensor-to-cloud reference design

    Building security systems come in many system topologies, ranging from a simple alarm system to a complicated network of sensors that all report to a main security panel acting as a hub. These systems are either wired or wireless based on their deployment, and when wireless leverage many different types of connectivity to achieve their specific application...
    • Jul 17, 2017

    The importance of frequency hopping

    Are you a fan of those 1940s black-and-white movies where a damsel in distress gets rescued by a rough-and-ready private eye? If so, then you’ve probably seen actress Hedy Lamarr. In real life, Hedy was no damsel in distress. She was one of the primary inventors of technology now seen in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and code-division multiple access...
    • Jun 14, 2017

    Halo Smart Labs designs a smart smoke alarm using TI’s SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® and Xively IoT platform

    Smoke alarm technology has changed little, if at all, in the past 30 years – until the Internet of Things (IoT) made connectivity possible. Realizing that smoke detectors were a natural mechanism to deliver alerts for tornadoes or other life-th...
    • Jun 7, 2017

    Wireless technologies that are transforming medical care

    Improving patient outcomes, meeting stringent compliance mandates and reducing costs are key health care provider requirements. To meet these objectives, the medical industry is accelerating the integration of radio frequency (RF) mobile devices into all facets of their workflow, from implantable devices, to mobile diagnostic equipment, to even facility...
    • May 31, 2017

    Making a smarter door lock with the SimpleLink™ MSP432™ microcontroller

    Adding an electronic door lock to your front door can provide many features and benefits. For example: Opening the door with a keypad could be very convenient if you are inadvertently locked outside. You can forego bringing your keys when going out for a run. You can give access to others, either temporarily or with time limits and restrictions...
    • May 24, 2017

    Bringing Bluetooth® 5 to broader markets with the first CC2640R2F-based certified module

    At the onset of 2017, the release of Bluetooth® 5 turned heads with its offerings of longer range and faster data throughput . And TI’s CC2640R2F wireless microcontroller (MCU) was the first to place this new technology in the hands of development engineers. The Laird SaBLE-x-R2 certified module, based on this device, helps simplify the...
    • May 17, 2017

    SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs: RTOS and POSIX

    Welcome to the second installment in a series of blog posts that will review the major components of the SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) platform’s software development kits (SDKs). These SDKs feature common components and device-specif...